Cooee Primary Explore Their Local Patch

24th March 2023 | 

Last Friday we visited Cooee Primary School to explore their local patch.

Images: Cooee Primary Students Get Creative! 

We were joined by Amanda from Friends of Burnie Penguins who talked to the class about the life cycle of penguins and how rubbish-free beaches are so important for the penguin’s health and their habitat.

After checking out Amanda's penguin display we went to the nearby Cooee Beach, where the students investigated for ways to make their local coastal habitat better.

Image: Caring for habitat

We removed some weeds growing in the dunes and went on a beach hunt for rubbish. The School has a keen interest in caring for their patch of coast, so we had trouble finding any rubbish!

Then it was all about getting artistic in the sand! By using only what the beach offered, the students set about creating some penguin related artworks. From detailed sand sculptures to seaweed collages, we had a great display of talent on show.

Images: Cooee Primary Students Get Creative! 

Judging by their enthusiasm, the students had a fantastic day with some hands-on learning about the local penguins and their habitat.

Many thanks to Amanda for her talk and helping with the activities and thanks Cooee Primary School, we had lots of fun!


This workshop is part of Landcare Tasmania's Education Program and has been funded by the
State Government's Landcare Action Grants.